Verizon iPhone 4 not 4G capable?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JrFreak, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. JrFreak macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2009
    I don't think it is, but I wanted to make sure. If it isn't that is REAL dumb. My ATT contract runs out in June and I would get a 25% discount on Verizon through work. Switching to Verizon now will stick me with a non-4G phone for two years... bah.

    I would want to switch while Verizon is offering the unlimited data plan... not sure how long they will offer that.
  2. arn macrumors god


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    Apr 9, 2001
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    Apple 26.2 macrumors 6502a

    Apple 26.2

    Jan 1, 2011
    What up, 212?!
    Nope, it sure isn't.

    You can go to Verizon when your contract ends, then sell the iPhone 4 in 2012 to off-set the cost of the LTE iPhone.
  4. digitard macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2004
    Gilbert, AZ
    Neither is the ATT, and the iPhone 5 (or whatever version) coming this Summer isn't going to be either. The 2012 summer refresh is when everyone expects LTE/4G to be added.

    They addressed it, actually, in the press release. Basically the current LTE chipset would require a complete iPhone design overhaul that Apple didn't feel was acceptable so they're holding off until newer LTE/4G support is more advanced and they can work it into their existing design structure.

    Not to mention neither ATT or Verizon have much in terms of 4G this year. They're expected to hit almost 2/3 of their network by 2013 so Summer 2012 release is the most expected.
  5. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2008
    not entirely true.

    while an LTE iphone is unlikely until 2012, the iPhone released this summer will most likely support HSPA+ allowing it to be marketed as a 4G device.

    to the OP:

    when a 4G LTE iphone comes to verizon you will most likely not be able to use an unlimited 3G data plan with it. so if you buy an iphone 4 now with the hopes of eventually being able to use the same plan on the LTE iphone i wouldn't count on it.

    verizon is being careful to mention that the $30 unlimited data plan is only for 3G capable smartphones. LTE phones will either require a more expensive unlimited plan or have tiered pricing. once the htc thunderbolt is released we will have a better indication of what verizon plans to do regarding LTE.
  6. blackberrypilot macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2010
    I would expect to see a 4G iPhone in 2012.

    I wish/hope it would be able to work on both 3G and 4G networks, like we have 3G and Edge now.
  7. MarximusMG macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2009
    I really think we'll see the first 4G iPhone in 2012 as well. It would be very unusual for Apple to release it this summer.
  8. JrFreak thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2009
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    Thanks for the replies. I guess the 4g isn't that big of a deal for me. 4G won't be in my area for a couple years. Small city...
  9. Tones2 macrumors 65816

    Jan 8, 2009
    Exactly. :)
  10. milani macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2008
  11. eastercat macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Then why did you care if you were going to be stuck with a non-4G phone for two years? Make up your mind. :rolleyes:
  12. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    No Verizon 4G LTE on the map for my area for a while. Thus I couldn't care less that the VZW iPhone isn't a 4G device. All these people shouting, "No 4G iPhone - that sux!!!" probably don't have 4G service in their area anyway.
  13. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Nice catch! :)
  14. JrFreak thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2009
    Umm... I gave it some more thought?

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